AR-media™ Plugin for Nemetschek Scia Engineer
DescriptionWith AR-media™ Plugin, Nemetschek Scia Engineer users are allowed to visualize their 3D projects using Augmented Reality directly in the real physical space which surrounds them. In a very precise sense, through AR-media™ Plugin, Scia Engineer 3D projects can be visualized out of the digital workspace directly on users' desktop, by connecting a simple webcam and by printing a suitable code. By means of the exporting feature, users can create and publish augmented reality files autonomously. Files created by this feature can be visualized on any computer with the freely available AR-media™ Player, without the need of having Nemetschek Scia Engineer and the Plugin installed. Users can now create their own Scia Engineer's Augmented Reality models and distribute them to their clients as independent, stand-alone files and let their clients experience such models in Augmented Reality in a click. The AR-media™ Plugin provides users with an advanced visualization functionality which serves two main purposes:
- Study and analyze scaled virtual prototypes in real environments
- Communicate 3D projects immersively and astonishingly
AR-media™ Plugin supports Nemetschek Scia Engineer version 2011 (any previous version is not supported).
The features of the AR-media™ Plugin enhance designer's control over Augmented Reality workflow and visualization.
What's new in v2.3:
- Clipping/Sectioning: thanks to the Clipping planes' management features, it is possible to create sections of 3D objects in real-time.
|Exporter for ARPlayer||With AR-media™ Plugin you can create independent Augmented Reality files with extension .armedia and let other users enjoy them using the free standard AR-media™ Player. You are free to distribute this content at no charge for most uses in compliance with the License Agreement.|
|Light debug Mode||Light is an important factor in Augmented Reality applications as it affects strongly the performance and stability of the AR visualization specifically for what concerns the tracking of the markers. With AR-media™ Plugin you have better control on the tracking algorithms, thus being able to adjust important parameters as a function of the real lighting conditions of your real world scene. Moreover you are able to adjust tracking parameters with useful visual feedback. This is what we call the "Lighting Debug" Mode.|
|Clipping/Sectioning||During the Augmented Reality visualization, you can enable the Clipping mode which permits you to view sections and clipping planes of the selected 3D objects|
|Antialiasing||The Antialiasing function allows users to minimize some visual artifacts of the 3D content in the Augmented Reality view|
|Real-time Rendering||During the Augmented Reality visualization AR-media™ Plugin performs real-time rendering in a way that is compatible with the standard rendering engine. Please consult the User Guide for more information.|
|HD Support||AR-media™ Plugin supports a wide range of HD webcams and cameras. A suitable frame grabber could be required.|
|Tracking Technology||Even though AR-media™ platform is not limited to a given tracking technology, AR-media™ Plugin is based on a marker tracking technique.|
|Head Mounted Displays Support||A variety of Head Mounted Displays is supported by AR-media™ Plugin. AR-media™ Plugin supports, but is not limited to, eMagin Z800 3D Visor, I-O Display Systems i-Glasses, VR ProAR.|
DownloadsThe AR-media™ Plugin is installed by means of the Nemetschek Scia Engineer installation package (all information is available on the main site). During the installation wizard be sure to select the custom installation option in order to have the plugin installed.
Quick Start Guide:
- AR-media™ Plugin 2.3 for Nemetschek Scia Engineer (Users' Guide)
- Default Marker for AR-media™ Plugin/Player
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